Best Webflow Category Filters Cloneables

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December 22, 2022
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Trying to make Category Filter on Webflow? Here’s a list of the best free webflow Category Filter templates that you can clone and use on your website right away...

Free Category Filter Cloneables for Webflow

Being able to filter CMS collections on the front end is not native feature to Webflow. But when you need it, you must make it happen! This means all cloneables on this list include some type of custom code. Be it a no-code attribute solution or vanilla JS solution that allows you to pull collections from external APIs. Doesn’t matter what type of clonable you seek, there’s one on this list for everyone!

Because in Webflow category just means another CMS collection and connection to it, mastering Webflow CMS filtering is a skill that opens so many great superpowers! Be sure to check all the cloneables in this list as there are so many different creative ways to reach same or similar results!

CMS Dynamic No Code Category Filters Cloneable by Chris Spags

https://showcased.webflow.io/projects/cms-dynamic-filters

This cloneable is a must try if you need to design or develop a decent filtering system. It comes with basic filters, multi-ref filters and even a combined filtering system. This means this cloneable will fit any type of project. Doesn’t matter if you want to filter with checkboxes or have a dropdown, this cloneable is huge and has it all!

Analyzing and working with this cloneable will allow any experienced Webflow dev to construct their own solution to element filtering. While this design and user interface shouts SaaS, it can work for any type of element filtering. As long as you need CMS Collection items filtered, start with this cloneable!

What is in this Category Filter?

More than 10 different types of filters for your CMS Collection filtering.

What are these Category Filters best for?

  • Starting point if you need to develop category filters and don’t know where to start
  • Great for any type of SaaS or digital product - will work out of the box

Category Filter Pros:

✅ Very SaaS-like design

✅ Any type of filter element and filtering method

Category Filter Cons:

❌ Not built with Client-First so be prepared to spend some time on classes and rebuilding this

Bottom line:

😎 Use this Category Filter if you look for inspiration or don’t know where to start with your category filtering system.

Multiple CMS Category Collection Filters Cloneable by Chris Spags

https://showcased.webflow.io/projects/filter-multiple-cms-collections-using-a-single-filter

This is a simple and quick custom code and tagging solution that will sort your CMS collection items based on multiple fields. The cloneable is very simple and straightforward so even beginners should pick up this custom code single filter tag template very fast.

It allows you to select more than one checkbox and showcases CMS collection items that match your selection. Quite simple and elegantly executed. Quite simple it is, only if you never tried to make this happen by yourself. When you need this solution, you need it desperately - and cloneables like this are a must try!

What is in this Category Filter?

Checkbox tag filtering system for CMS collection that can work with multiple tags checked.

What are these Category Filters best for?

  • Any simple website build that just needs to filter through checkbox tags
  • Smaller and simpler builds like blogs or portfolios

Category Filter Pros:

✅ Very simple solution, that can work for quick MVP

✅ Great cloneable if you are a very experienced Webflow designer or developer

Category Filter Cons:

❌ Not great for SEO as users stay on the same page and there are specific URLs for each tag

Bottom line:

😎 Use this Category Filter cloneable if you have a simple Webflow project and want to add some quick multi-ref filtering tag functionality to your CMS collection showcase.

CMS Category Filters for Ecommerce Cloneable by Finsweet

https://showcased.webflow.io/projects/CMS-Filter-Example-by-Attributes

This is cloneable in combination with the solution and the team that made it… Is the holy grail of CMS filtering on Webflow. With thousands of clones and millions of attribute loads each month, this is the solution most of us think of when we think of CMS filters. You will be using Finsweet Attributes as a CMS multi-ref filtering solution!


It comes with documentation, one line of JS script and custom Webflow attribute solution. If you are reading this and don’t yet know what Finsweet Attributes are, prepare to be amazed. There’s more powerful scripts like this one and if you need a CMS filter, you might also take a look at other CMS custom attribute scripts they have on there!

What is in this Category Filter?

No-code JavaScript CMS filters utilizing the power of Webflow attributes.

What are these Category Filters best for?

  • Beginner and advanced Webflow developers that need a set of no-code scripts for Webflow
  • Any type of Webflow website that needs more than just native Webflow functionality

Category Filter Pros:

✅ Easy to use and works as no-code solution

✅ Is a super powerful set of tools, doesn’t matter if you are new or experienced Webflower

Category Filter Cons:

❌ You probably will spend some time learning about all the attribute scripts, rather than just implementing this single one

Bottom line:

😎 Use this Category Filter if you need a CMS filter, but also give this cloneable a check if you need more custom code functionality than that - this is more than just a CMS filter, there are so many great no-code scripts to choose from!

Custom External API Category Filters Cloneable by Dimitris Theofanous

https://showcased.webflow.io/projects/pokeapi

This is not for Webflow beginners but if you didn’t know this cloneable existed, prepare to be amazed! This cloneable pulls data from API and allows you to apply tag filtering to that pulled data. For showcase it used pokemon API, but it’s just an example that you will swap for your own API connection.

The best part is that this cloneable doesn’t use JavaScript libraries, just custom code located within your project. This means you can trust that if you use this external API connector template and adapt it to your website needs, it will never get outdated. Great solution or starting point for any type of custom API connection!

What is in this Category Filter?

Pull and sort items from an external API, use tags to categorize data.

What are these Category Filters best for?

  • Good for your first ever external API build.
  • Great pick if you don’t want your project to rely on external JS libraries, this one doesn’t use any!

Category Filter Pros:

✅ Way to connect and sort external API data in Webflow

✅ Very nicely constructed project, just open Navigator and you will get it right away!

Category Filter Cons:

❌ Might be a bit too advanced for Webflow beginners

Bottom line:

😎 Use this external API Category Filter for Webflow if… Well if you need to connect an external API and seek a way to sort it on your Webflow project. Simple as that!

Collection List Filters Cloneable by Mirela Prifti

https://showcased.webflow.io/projects/filter-collection-lists

This cloneable is perfect for beginners and a very great showcase of how you can make a clean and simple CMS filter solution on Webflow. It uses two different fields to filter through elements. To make this happen, there are 3 CMSes running and you know your way around some code, you will be able to improve this system to match your needs!

There’s some great easter eggs… What I am kidding, more like amazing small solutions that you didn’t expect! I will not spoil it for you, but this is really one of those cloneable that seem simple enough to dig in and amazes you more and more as you continue to dig around. Great pick for value and simplicity combo - be sure to check it out!

What is in this Category Filter?

CMS sorting filter based on two other CMSes (different types of categories).

What are these Category Filters best for?

  • Great for many types of Webflow builds that are not e-commerce
  • Great learning cloneable for intermediate Webflow users!

Category Filter Pros:

✅ Solved amazingly and works perfectly

✅ Will work for any type of multi-CMS build where 3 or more CMS work together

Category Filter Cons:

❌ This cloneable can be too simple for experienced Webflowers and too complex for beginners

Bottom line:

😎 Use this multi-CMS Category Filter if you are seeking for a way to sort a CMS collection by connections to 2 or more other CMS collections. Great relative CMS connection sorting cloneable!

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Other Webflow Cloneables

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